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Fiction Anthologies (multiple Authors)

Vancouver Short Stories

edited by Carole Gerson

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jul 1985
Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 1985
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Spanning a period of nearly eighty years, the stories in this collection present the experience of living in Vancouver as filtered through the imagination of some of Canada's most famous writers. In tone, the stories range from the grimness of Dorothy Livesay's account of Depression misery, to the irony of Ethel Wilson's narrative of an evening garden party. Other well-known authors include Emily Carr, Malcolm Lowry, Alice Munro, Audrey Thomas, and Joy Kogawa.

About the author

Born in Montreal, Carole Gerson is a professor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. Her research on Canadian literary and publishing history and on early Canadian women writers has resulted in many publications, including two books on Pauline Johnson. She was a member of the editorial team for the major three-volume project History of the Book in Canada, for which she co-edited volume 3, covering the period 1918–1980.

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